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Worker killed at Walt Disney World Resort identified

Worker killed at Walt Disney World Resort identified

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. — Authorities have identified the worker killed in what they’re calling a construction incident at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

Orange County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Ingrid Tejada-Monforte says Juan Alberto Ojeda was pronounced dead at the scene on Monday near the Pop Century Resort.

Walt Disney World Resort President George A. Kalogridis called it a tragic accident and said the company is providing resources and care for those affected. His statement didn’t provide any details about the nature of the incident, which remains under investigation.

Construction continues on an aerial transportation system that will use gondolas to connect hotels including the Pop Century resort to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

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